#AtoZChallenge | E is for Eatery


Arrived from the USA, this is a postcard that came with the bill in a restaurant. The postcard doesn't explain the link between this picture and the brunches they serve. Honestly, I don't see the connection, but I like the picture nevertheless.

As a postcard sender, I also like the fact that the postcard was free. They even offered to mail it! But making them pay for overseas postage would have been too much. Besides: they are not finding a new client in me! (Well, who knows?)

I think there are less free postcards than they used to be. Maybe because people don't appreciate them any more? Do you?


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  1. At one time posh hotels had postcards of their property that guests could post . Very few freebies these days

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    1. That's a pity, sin't it? :|

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  2. What a lovely blog you have - that's one of the wonderful joys of the A-Z Challenge you get to find so many different themes that take you away from your normal likes. The free postcard and mailing it too from this eatery is a novel idea - I wonder if they get much return on it? At my art group we are creating postcards as part of our annual exhibition this year - I might mail one to you? So pleased to have found you and will certainly be popping by again :) http://pempispalace.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/e-is-for-entertainment.html

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    1. Thanks for visiting the blog! And, of course, I would be delighted of receiving one of your postcards! (Drop me a message trough the contact form, please).

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  3. Love postcards! Used to collect them right upto my 20's,and still do in a haphazard way - send them or get my child to write them on holidays. I've seen free postcards in hotels and even on airlines (way back, nothing now) but not in a restaurant - cool idea! Here Bahrain museum gives out a postcard as a ticket, there's not much space there to write, but they are otherwise nice to have.

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. I think it is a good idea, a postcard as a ticket. In the castle of my village, they used to do so (now they changed the design of the tickets). It was thin paper, but I have sent some of those, and they arrived.

      I like the postcards that relate to something you have actually visited, even if there is little space to write!

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  4. I smiled when I saw the title for today's entry. And the card would go perfectly with the new Royal Mail Racehorse Legends stamps, issued today.

    Phillip | E is for Envelope Exchange

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    1. This post is completely Phillip-related! :D

      Those stamps are great, at least on the screen. But... don't you think that Royal Mail has a sort of obsession with horses?

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    2. I guess they have had a lot on their stamps, although I do like the working horses they often choose as subjects.

      Is it odd that this is the second free card from a restaurant that I sent you? And I am not sure if I told you, but the people at the next table left their postcard behind, so I took that as well :)

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    3. Well done! What kind of people despise a postcard? :DDD

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  5. no... i don't...! which is sad because I am loving the pictures you are sharing :)

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    1. Next time you have a free postcard at hand... send it!

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  6. Hmmm...I wonder. I have gotten a few really cool free postcards but most of them seem to be found at hotels, and are not so interesting. You could be right though...a lot of people snapchat instead of postcards. But blending tech with postcards, I did find a nice app called "Ink Cards" which allows you to put your own photo onto a postcard and send it. The quality is very good, all it is lacking is the handwritten aspect.
    A-to-Z-er Jetgirl visiting via Forty, c'est Fantastique

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    1. I have received only one of those. Yes, you miss the handwriting, but the message can be personal anyway, and it is nice to receive the sender own picture.

      Postcards from hotels can seem boring, but they aren't if you add your anecdotes there on the back...

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  7. There is a horse race track in Columbus, Ohio -- that's the city the Rockmill Tavern is in. The track is called Scioto Downs Racino. At least, I hope that's the connection -- I hope they don't serve horse meat in the tavern. lol

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    1. I knew it was form Ohio, but nothing about the race. That makes the postcard cooler. Thanks for the info!

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    2. I'm glad I could help, Eva! It's fun to explore your collection.

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  8. Free postcards from hotels but none were free to post. Horses in motion is a change.

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    1. Free to post... that's a nice bonus!

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  9. I can't understand why people wouldn't like a free postcard! I would love it! Yea, there doesn't seem to be a connection between the jockeys and the eatery, unless they are some famous jockeys and they are patrons of the eatery or the eatery belongs to them!!

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

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    1. Sue explained the connection in a comment. I do love to send free postcards when I have been in the place.

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  10. I hadn't given it much thought until you mentioned it, but you're right, we don't see free postcards much anymore!

    I have two postcards on display on my refrigerator right now. Both were sent by my granddaughter (age 8). The postcards are of the Arizona landscape where they moved last year.

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Eggplants

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    1. I guess you are very happy every time she writes to you :)

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  11. Oh that's a very neat idea they had. I don't think I've been anywhere other than hotels that had free post cards.

    My A to Z at herding cats & burning soup

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    1. I've get them also in some theatres and cinemas, besides restaurants and museums.

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  12. Love the postcard. It reminds me of the days our family used to go to the racetrack when I was a child.
    I have found free postcards from children's book illustrators and publishers promoting books. They are lovely.

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    1. I love those too. I'm going to publish some postcards with illustrations later...

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  13. I never knew this concept of free postcards! What a neat idea! Then again, it seems to be a dying art. Sad :(

    *E for Eloquent: Shailaja/The Moving Quill*

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    1. There is a lot of people still sending postcards, not letting it die...

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  14. I used to collect postcards as a child....Feel sad that the present generation will not get a chance to experience the joy of all these !

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    1. Actually, the have the chance. Have you tried to send postcards/letters to a child? They are thrilled!

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  15. I do not see many (if any) free postcards. My love of postcards goes back to childhood when my grandparents would send us postcards from their vacations. They sent one to each of their 6 granchildren each week they were away. They were a delight to receive. Now I send postcards home to myself and to my sister when I am away. I have also been drawing my own postcards for a few years.

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    1. That is really cool from your grandparents. I can imagine that writing the postcards was also very fun for them. I would like to see your drawn postcards. Do you have any link?

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  16. I used to collect free postcards because some were so creative, but somehow they have disappeared. I miss that.

    I love this card, and I love your theme for the blog!


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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Good luck on the rest of your A to Z challenge

    Sylvia @ The Creative Life


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    1. I feel very happy when I find any of those! And, of course, I send it :)

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  17. That's pretty cool that it was free and that they were even willing to mail it. I don't think I've ever seen free postcards available.

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    1. If you see one... grasp it!

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  18. Maybe it's near a race track? Or a place where jockeys like to eat? Maui Jungalow

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    1. Someone explained that there is a race in Columbus (Ohio, USA), when the restaurant is placed. But still, it is a weak connection!

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  19. There are fewer and fewer postcards of towns now or businesses. Used to be you could get a postcard of your hometown's main street, or other views of the town. Now most of them are animals or our area it seems, or generic postcards that could be from anywhere.
    Donna Smith
    Mainely Write
    EVL TWN

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    1. Sometimes you need to search for a while, but I like to send specific postcards, especially when travel. From your place, I would like to send a postcard with vanity plates! :D

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  20. I think there are fewer postcards available everywhere. None at gas stations or places you used to be able to find local cards. Now they usually have to be ordered. Email did it.

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    1. It depends on the places, but I agre that there is a smaller choice nowadays.

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  21. Forgot to leave my link :)
    Finding Eliza

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  22. It would be nice to see more free postcards around. I kind of miss getting actual, hand written mail...

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    1. Some of your pictures of LEGO would made wonderful postcards. You should try...

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  23. I used to have an aunt and uncle who sent pictures as postcards. They would just stamp and address the back, and pop it in the mail. My uncle was into garden photography and took a lot of pictures. :)


    My "theme" - A Thirty-Word Story, revealing one word of the story each day of the challenge.

    #AtoZChallenge The Letter E

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    1. That is a good idea! It's like telling a story, a picture a day, instead of a word.

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  24. I've collected post cards since I was a child - and many in my collection were the free postcards from every hotel or motel I stayed at. I suspect they don't bother providing them any more at least in part because so few people send postcards any more. They can always call or text instead.
    A-Z of Printmaking

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    1. But you can't compare... :)

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  25. Free postcards? I think it's been years since I saw any (matchbooks is another thing you don't see in businesses anymore - at least, businesses I go to!) It's perhaps been 20 years or more since I sent a postcard. Sad, isn't it? I can't figure out the connection with the racehorses, either.

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    1. I'm afraid that yes,I find it a bit sad. But you can send a postcard today (for instance).

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  26. I don't think I've ever seen a free postcard but I love the idea of them coming with the bill in a restaurant! :D I'd definitely fill it out and mail it to someone.

    (I know I'm late for this post but it's been a crazy week so I'm catching up with everyone's blogs now!)

    Here's my "E" post :) http://nataliewestgate.com/2017/04/examination-secret-diary-of-a-serial-killer

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    1. It is never late! Thanks for your visit.

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